|New International Version (© 2011)|
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
King James Bible
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
American Standard Version
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings, Like an eagle that flieth toward heaven.
Young's Literal Translation
For wealth maketh to itself wings, As an eagle it flieth to the heavens.
Proverbs 23:5 Additional TranslationsTreasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalm 119:36,37 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness...
Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence...
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father...
set thine eyes upon or 'He expresses it in such a way says Abp Tillotson, 'as if a rich man sat brooding over an estate till it was fledged, and gotten itself wings to fly away.'
Genesis 42:3 And Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy corn in Egypt.
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep...
Genesis 12:8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east...
Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? listen diligently to me...
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both they that have wives be as though they had none...
Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?
Job 1:14-17 And there came a messenger to Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the donkeys feeding beside them...
Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.
Ecclesiastes 5:13,14 There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt...
Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God...
James 5:1,2 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...
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1 Timothy 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
Proverbs 27:24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.